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Recent articles by Simon:

Video: Callum Smith leaves opponent convulsing on canvas after brutal knockout

Lenin Castillo lost complete control of his body because of a brutal right hand to the head. → Read More

Video: Watch UFC 266 post-event press conference live stream on MMA Junkie

Check out a live stream of the UFC 266 post-event press conference in Las Vegas. → Read More

UFC 266 'Embedded,' No. 6: 'I'm usually pretty nice, aye? But, f*ck him.'

Go behind the scenes with the big-name fighters one final time before UFC 266. → Read More

Bouncer who choked Dillon Danis: He was 'a little agitated' I'd never heard of him

When Dillon Danis couldn't get into a bar because he didn't have any ID on him, he tried to Google his way in. → Read More

LFA 115 results: Joshua Silveira lands vicious head kick to claim vacant light heavyweight title

Joshua Silveira is an MMA champion, and he became one in emphatic fashion. → Read More

UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out photos from the UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-ins and final faceoffs featuring two title fights in Las Vegas. → Read More

Dana White: 'It's not even shocking anymore' when Jon Jones gets arrested

UFC president Dana White isn't the least bit surprised by Jon Jones' latest arrest, almost sounding like he saw it coming. → Read More

UFC 266 'Embedded,' No. 5: 'If you don't take him out, you're in for a long five rounds'

Go behind the scenes with the big-name fighters of UFC 266, including the returning Nick Diaz. → Read More

UFC 266 'Embedded,' No. 5: 'If you don't take him out, you're in for a long five rounds'

Go behind the scenes with the big-name fighters of UFC 266, including the returning Nick Diaz. → Read More

'I don't know why I'm doing this': Nick Diaz opens up on reasons for return at UFC 266

After more than six years without a fight, does Nick Diaz really want to step inside the cage at UFC 266? It's hard say. → Read More

UFC 266 lineup undergoes fight week changes: Karl Roberson out, separate bout rescheduled

UFC 266 looks a little different midway through fight week. → Read More

UFC 266 'Embedded,' No. 3: Nick Diaz arrives at his first fight week in 6 years

Check out the third episode of UFC 266 'Embedded' as the fighters go about their fight week in Las Vegas. → Read More

New video shows Bellator's Dillon Danis being choked by security guard before arrest

New video of Dillon Danis’ arrest shows the former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion in an unflattering light. → Read More

Video shows Bellator's Dillon Danis struggling with police while taken into custody

Dillon Danis is apparently facing some trouble with the law. → Read More

Neiman Gracie always wanted to show off his hands and did just that at Bellator 266

Bellator 266 was a breakthrough performance for Neiman Gracie, who hopes to get back to another title shot. → Read More

'I just lived my dream, man': Meet Ben 'Big Tuna' Parrish, the unlikeliest winner of Bellator 266

A 6-to-1 underdog, Ben Parrish got some things off his chest after he was the big winner of Bellator 266 with his 38-second knockout of Christian Edwards. → Read More

Bellator 266: Best photos from San Jose

Check out these photos highlighting the action at Bellator 266. → Read More

Phil Davis def. Yoel Romero at Bellator 266: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Phil Davis' split decision win over Yoel Romero in the main event of Bellator 266. → Read More

Video: Love, hate or lukewarm on Bellator signing Kyoji Horiguchi?

Kyoji Horiguchi will return to Bellator looking to reclaim his title. → Read More

Photos: Bellator 266 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale and their faceoffs at the Bellator 266 ceremonial weigh-ins. → Read More